Thursday, 15 November 2007

Abusing the supermarket express lane

Sometimes I wonder how much you could get away with at the supermarket express lanes. For instance, twelve very large packs of toilet paper that take an entire trolley to carry would technically be allowed through the 12 items lane, but I have the feeling they might not appreciate it much.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - And would they allow thirteen really tiny items?
PPS - They probably wouldn't count them right away.


Chris said...

You can get away with 13-15, no problem. Once they put through 12 and see there's a couple left, they aren't going to bother arguing, otherwise the line's just going to get longer.

John said...

That's what I figure. 12 is an estimate, not a hard line. The real trick would be to make them argue even though you have fewer than 12 items.